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Thank you for registering for EDC Capitol Hill Advocacy Day! 

At our Message Training session the morning of Advocacy Day, you will be provided with all information and materials that you'll need for the rest of the day. We will go over our policy focus in great detail, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and practice advocating so you are prepared for your meetings with Congressional staff.

You will be well-prepared to advocate - both via Message Training as well as by your Advocacy Day Team Leader - but we encourage you to review the following resources ahead of time. 

If this is your first time attending an EDC advocacy day, please watch the video below video, which will give you a basic overview of what to expect when we come together on Capitol Hill.

 

 

- Advocate Information Packet

Included in this information packet is our schedule of events, directions to registration and message training, and map of Capitol Hill. 

 

What to Expect in Your Meetings

An illustration of your role as an advocate and how to have a successful meeting with Congressional staff. At the U.S. Capitol, we will meet in teams to brief elected officials and their staff on our legislative goals. Teams will arrive for each appointment, deliver a packet of materials, and talk about how Congress can help. No one will advocate alone.

Including Eating Disorders in CDC Surveillance Surveys

On Advocacy Day we will urge the CDC to include eating disorders questions on their national surveillance surveys.

We will also ask our Members of Congress to support resolutions to create a National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - 

 

Schedule of Events:

Bag Drop
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
301 A St. SE, Washington, D.C.

If you need a place to keep your luggage for the day, you are welcome to drop off your bags at St. Mark's Church before heading to registration. The church is a 5 to 10-minute walk away from the Hart Senate Office Building, where registration will take place. 

Registration
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Hart Senate Office Building - Rm. 902
Washington, D.C.


Senator Klobuchar Opening Address 
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Hart Senate Office Building - Rm. 902
Washington, D.C.

Please allow time to register and be seated with your state team by 8:30am for the Senator's address.

Message Training - Required
8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Hart Senate Office Building - Rm. 902
Washington, D.C.
Message training and practice with your state team is required for everyone joining us at Advocacy Day. We will review our overall goals and talking points for the day with our state team members.

A light breakfast will be avilable at Message Training.

Meetings with Congressional Staff
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
U.S. Capitol Complex
At the U.S. Capitol, we will meet in teams to brief elected officials and their staff on our important legislative goals. No one will attend meetings alone. Advocacy Day teams will arrive for each appointment, deliver a packet of materials, and talk about how Congress can help.

EDC advocates will eat lunch with their teams. Please note that advocates are responsible for lunch.

Congressional Address to Advocates & Wrap-Up Discussion
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center - Rm. HVC 201AB

Advocates will attend an address by Eating Disorder Champion Representatives and a discussion of the day's events and experiences.

Bag Pick-Up
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
301 A St. SE, Washington, D.C.

If you left luggage at the bag drop in the morning, please be sure to pick up your bags immediately following the address and wrap-up discussion.